Have you heard about cold water therapy? This week looks at the health benefits as well as techniques and how to get started. Do you sit in front of a computer all day, and then perhaps spend your evenings sitting on a cozy couch watching Netflix? Recent studies suggest this could be the new silent killer. Are your children in sports, or perhaps you coach kid’s sports? Parents can be a major distractor, and actually do harm to their child’s love of the game, as well as affect the team and coaches ability to actually coach. Thinking to the future and concerned what the cost of college tuition will be? There are some great online resources that will calculate how much to save on a monthly basis to meet future tuition costs. Is a 529 College Savings plan the best approach to invest your monthly college savings? Finally, do you know how to give the Heimlich maneuver? We and are loved ones are quite susceptible to choking, and there are many good online resources to prepare you to assist someone in need.



  • Do you enjoy cold water? Perhaps to drink, but likely not to shower, swim, or bathe in. Unfortunately for most of us, the health benefits of cold water therapy or cold water immersion may be too numerous, and hard to ignore. Ugh!



  • I recently heard that sitting is the new cigarette health crisis. As someone that sits much of the day in front of a computer, I decided to begin standing. I now stand while working, and take mini sit or walk breaks. I don’t necessarily feel any noticeable difference, but it seems it’s the long term benefits we’re after. Following are two great articles on why you should consider sitting less, and standing and/or moving more.  Enjoy!




Recipe of the Week





  • Why Mental Models with Sanjay Bakshi — Insights from professor and value investing guru Sanjay Bakshi on the power of mental models, multidisciplinary thinking, reading, and acquiring worldly wisdom.  I truly enjoy and appreciate every podcast I’ve listened to on FS.blog, and this is a great foundational podcast on mental models.



  • Why Vegan? Eating Ethically, by Peter Singer.  Singer brings together the most consequential essays of his career to make this devastating case against our failure to confront what we are doing to animals, to public health, and to our planet.


Quote of the Week

  • “Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves”Cesar Chavez



  • Who doesn’t like and need a good camping chair! As campers (actually “glampers”) and regular supporters of our children’s sporting events, a good camping chair is essential! This is a great list of some of the best and most unique camping chairs out there!  https://www.cleverhiker.com/camping-chairs



  • Animal Welfare Institute – “We seek better treatment of animals everywhere— in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild.”

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